Badass Axes: The 45 Most Tricked Out Guitars In Rock

  • Ace-Frehley

  • Bo-Diddley

  • Brian-Jones

  • Brian-May

  • Derek-Smalls

  • Dimebag-Darrel

  • Eddie-Van-Halen

  • Eric-Clapton

  • Flea

  • Gene-Simmons

  • George-Harrison

  • George-Lynch

  • Jack-Bruce

  • Jack-White-1

  • Jack-White-2

  • James-Hetfield

  • Jerry-Garcia

  • Jimmy-Page-2

  • Jimmy-Page-1

  • Joe-Satriani

  • John-Entwistle-2

  • John-Entwistle

  • John-Fogerty

  • Junior-Brown

  • Keith-Richards

  • Keith-Richards-2

  • Kerry-King

  • Mark-Knopfler

  • Matt-Bellamy

  • Michael-Anthony

  • Michael-Batio

  • Pat-Metheny

  • Paul-Stanley

  • Prince

  • Randy-Rhoads

  • Rick-Nielsen

  • Steve-Vai

  • Steve-Vai-2

  • Tom-Morello

  • Tony-Iommi

  • Uli-Jon-Roth

  • Wayne-Coyne-1

  • Wayne-Coyne-2

  • Zakk-Wylde

  • ZZ-Top

We all know our favorite guitar player’s sound, but do we really know their gear? Through the years of rock ‘n roll, there have been some interesting shapes and styles that have created anthems for all generations. See if your favorite player’s gear is insane enough to end up on our list!

Crazy designs were not the only things that got a player on the list, though. We needed to include some of the classics, too. Because really, who could forget Gene Simmons’ axe or Eric Clapton’s hand-painted guitar from the Cream days? Of all the outrageous things musicians do, designing crazy gear for themselves seems to be at the top of the list. Hidden mics, chrome finishes, and game controllers are just some of the highlights of these guitars.

We collected images of different shapes, different sizes, and different colors and put them into an entire gallery of the 45 Most Tricked Out Guitars of rock ’n roll. Enjoy!

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